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Opinion: Meet The Best African Female Fashion Designers

1. Anifa Mvuemba

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If you follow fashion news, I’m sure you remember the viral fashion moment last year when Anifa unveiled a virtual 3D fashion show that shook the fashion world. She is a US based Congolese designer whose brand Hanifa is known for bold colours and precise tailoring.

2. Selly Raby Kane

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Selly is a Senegalese fashion designer born and raised in Dakar. Her designs contribute to Africa’s contemporary approach to fashion by emphasising traditional West African textiles and futuristic elements.

3. Marianne Fassler

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Marianne is a South African designer who has over 30 years of experience in the fashion business. Her work is inspired by the environment of Johannesburg and South Africa and her collections have graced numerous fashion runways at international fashion shows.

4. Eliana Murargy

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She was the first Mozambican designer to show at New York Fashion Week with her collection Basking in the Osun River. She designs sophisticated, ethereal and timeless pieces that pay tribute to the female form.

5. Loza Maleombho

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Loza is a designer from Côte d'Ivoire who founded her eponymous designer brand in 2009. She has dressed celebrities like Kelly Rowland and Iman. She also designed Beyonce’s famous shoulder padded blazer in the Already video from her film Black is King.

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